How could we not as humans fail to wonder?
Thus failure and the Fall followed that “blunder”
When we first took it in our heads to ponder
Forbidden things and from the Way to wander.
Was it not right to seek to be profounder?
Does not through failure reasoning grow sounder?
What if from straight and narrow we meander,
Would not some great discovery make us grander?
Yet we were told we should put on a blinder,
Though if we never sought we’d be no finder.
So I decided I’d be our defender
For only from our freedom might come splendor,
And though the angels threatened us with thunder,
I thought it worth the pain so we could wonder.